PMC is made up of very fine silver particles of pure silver or gold held together
with water and an organic binder in clay like consistancy that can be formed in any
way clay can be formed. After a PMC project has been dried, the water eliminated,
it is fired in a kiln. During the firing process the binder burns away and the metal
particles fuse together to form solid metal that can be patinaed, and polished like
conventional materials. PMC will assay at .999 fine sliver.
About The Artist
First introduced to PMC in 2000, Cheryl immediately fell in love with the medium.
She felt it was sooooo much easier that traditional fabrication. To her PMC is all
about thinking outside the box. She has always been an instant gratification type
person, so she is always looking for new short cuts to pass on to her students.
Teaching is Cheryl’s greatest passion. “I love helping students come into their own
creativity; learn to work from their heart, to see the potential in a lump of gray
clay. This is why I specialize in entry level and intermediate classes. My objective
is to introduce the medium of metal clay to the novice and have them fall in love
with it and see its incredible potential,” she said..
Teaching PMC classes and workshops both nationally and internationally has allowed
Cheryl to not only teach but to learn. She feels she has learned as much from her
students as they have learned from her. Cheryl brings an infectious enthusiasm into
the classroom and generously shares her expertise. Her knowledge is their knowledge
and she delights in sharing it.
Cheryl Lucas, owner of PMC Texas, teaches at Leisure Learning Unlimited, True You
Creativity Studio and other locations in Houston.She also teaches at The Creative
Arts Center in Dallas as well as the Dallas Arboretum.
Cheryl Lucas has been a professional artist for more than 40 years. Her educational
background includes Northeast Louisiana State College in Monroe, Louisiana where
she studied ceramics, printmaking and jewelry making, and numerous workshops in various
mediums though out the US. She is certified with the PMC Connection, PMC Guild Certified
Artisan, and Art Clay.